Saturday, September 4, 2010

OBX Vacation 2010

Olivia went on her first vacation to the OBX! We had a lot going on that week while we were there...her Aunt Julie got married, and she got to meet her Uncle Shawn and cousins Beth and she had so many people wanting to hug and kiss on her all day!! She was such a good girl on the car ride down there, especially since it took us 8 hours (traffic) to get there!!

And of course Malu and Bogart tagged along. Malu loves the beach and enjoyed playing in the sand and ocean just like we knew she would!

We took almost 500 pictures, so obviously we can't post them all...I've tried to just do a couple that would highlight the week! Enjoy!

Julie & Shawn's Wedding

Malu at the Beach

And of course Olivia at the Beach

We had a lot of fun back at the house as well! Olivia would play Peek-a-Boo after getting up from one of her naps!

and Olivia and Malu would hang out

And Bogart did what he does best

Monday, July 5, 2010

Olivia vs. Food

Now that Olivia is to the age where we can start introducing solid foods, it has been a really fun (and messy) time. I think the title of this post says it all, so enjoy the pictures...I'm the one that took them and I still laugh every time I see them!!

vs. Sweet Potatoes

vs. Bananas

Olivia has a tendency to swing her arms around as I'm bringing food to her mouth - that's how it ended up on her forehead!!

Olivia's 1st 4th of July!!

We all had a fun filled 4th of July weekend. On Saturday we went to the Beatus' house for a cook-out and some swimming. Olivia loved the pool. She got to play with her rubber ducky and swim. The pool really tired her out!!

Then on Sunday we hung out at the house and enjoyed the nice weather outside. Malu loved being outside as well.

Of course my Mom had to get a festive outfit for me to wear!!

I am just growing right up!!! And sitting up on my own too!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy 1st Father's Day!!

Although Billy has been a Father to Bogart and Malu for quite some time, this Father's Day was his first for him with our Baby Girl Olivia! Mommy and Olivia made him a special card and took special pictures just for him!

It was also my Dad's first Father's Day as a "Pop-Pop" so we made him a special card and took a special picture for him too!

It was a good day. Daddy had a roller hockey game so we went to watch him and cheer him on. Then we came home and had a nice relaxing afternoon just the 3 of us (plus the animals). Olivia even took a 2 hour nap which allowed Mommy and Daddy some much needed relaxation time. Then MomMom and PopPop came over for dinner. It was a good day!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Announcing the New Arrival! when I posted last, which was on January 4, 2010, I had no idea when our new baby would be born. Two days later I found out that the baby was breech and was scheduled for a C-section on January 12, 2010. Well the baby had other plans, and I went into labor on January 9, 2010. And Olivia Lynn Hamilton was born!!

I know it has been a loooong time (she is now 5 months old) and I have no time to go back from the beginning and blog from the day she was born, so instead I'll try to be better about it and start from this point.

Today was a great day - Olivia had her first swim today in our neighbors pool. She loved it, and of course she looked absolutely adorable in her little bathing suit!! Here are some pics of the day!

By the end of the day, she was tuckered out!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting ready for the new arrival (Part II)

So we have been busy buying all the essentials for the baby and making sure we have everything in order before our newest member of the family the meantime, the "kids" have been checking out all this new stuff and don't quite know what to make of it all yet. I'm not sure if I mentioned before about Bogart getting caught sleeping in the crib - but he was! Then after we got the glider/rocker he found that to be easier to get in/out of, so he's been found napping there too. Well his most recent nap spot we found today - in the stroller!!! His nose will be quite out of joint when the baby is taking all his new spots!! Crazy animal!

And apparently Bogart and Malu are starting to either tolerate each other better, or have realized that they should join forces against the new baby - because they have become extremely tolerant of each other lately!! Check out these pictures . . .

And they both have been very "cuddly" with me - almost like they can sense something! (Don't mind how I look.)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Getting ready for the new arrival!

My Mom and Dad keep talking about this new "baby" that is coming. I don't really think I know what that means, but they've been buying all kinds of crazy stuff and toys that I can't even play with. I've been supervising their decorating in the new room that all this new stuff has gone in.